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Address: 43 High Street, Shanklin PO37 6JJ, England
Phone Number:
+44 1983 864577
10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

We are much more then a fossil and mineral shop . Our opening days are...

We are much more then a fossil and mineral shop . Our opening days are Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm


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A treasure trove of Jewels and fosals

This shop will blow your mind, it is an aladdin's cave of jewels & fossil's, you will need time to look at all the items in the shop, great prices for fantastic items, lots of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Duncan B
London, England, United Kingdom
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This shop will blow your mind, it is an aladdin's cave of jewels & fossil's, you will need time to look at all the items in the shop, great prices for fantastic items, lots of items for children from only £1 they will love it.

Thank Duncan B
Wetherby, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The owner was extremely nice and kind and always puts a smile on my face. Amazingly low prices with intriguing and cool stuff all around the shop! You are spoilt for choice! He donates to charity which is beautiful and he is so nice with young children and adults alike!

Thank JTGaming
United Kingdom
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35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled across this store while on holiday and was really impressed. Lots of cool stuff to see and buy and the owner was very kind and happy to share his knowledge of fossils 🦀

Thank SomeGuyCalledAlex
Surrey, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can genuinely make this shop into an outing. Jim is the most welcome of hosts and incredibly knowledgeable - he is a true believer when it comes to passing on his enthusiasm and wisdom about all things fossils. His shop is an absolute treasure trove of curiosities and his prices are fair and affordable even for small pocket money... More 

Thank Silas E
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This shop is amazing! My idea of heaven. My children love it here too. There is such an amazing variety of fossils, crystals, rocks...there's something for everyone. The owner is so friendly, welcoming and helpful. Every time we go back to the island, we always visit Jim's. If you haven't been, I definitely recommend a visit.

Thank Kimberley A
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are interested in Fossils, this is the place to visit. There are lots to see and touch, with prices to suit all budgets. The owner (a professional fossil hunter without a doubt ) is extremely knowledgeable and very entertaining as well. Well worth a visit to see hundreds of fossils of what were living creatures over 100 million... More 

Thank BO88INS
Essex, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Poped into Jurassic jims place with my 3 year old son and my wife the other day and to say Jim was a nice is a understatement..... he's brilliant🥇👌👍so helpful and knowledgeable and kind and his shop is superb...well well well worth poping in there if your on the island!!! Oh and Jim I didn't find a fossil the other... More 

Thank COYS43
London, United Kingdom
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193 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We stopped in here following a fossil-hunting trip on the beach at Brook. The shop has a great range of minerals and fossils, and Jim is a real character - knowledgeable about the items, but helpful and humorous as well. My children loved looking through the items, and there are plenty of interesting stones at pocket money prices.

Thank Antony B
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

A trip to Shanklin is never complete without a trip to see Jim, a treasure trove of stones, jewels and fossils. Recommended to everyone and ridiculously well priced for the quality of the items!

1 Thank Elliot H
Surrey, UK
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49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Having never been beyond the Old Shanklin tea rooms I took my son for a walk along the shops. We came across this treasure trove of fossils, shells and all things dinosaur . Jim was a delight, telling us about several items. A real expert and a right character to boot. Worth a visit.

Thank sprig511

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